We must preserve Nigeria’s unity – Osinbajo

We must preserve Nigeria’s unity – Osinbajo
June 02 10:09 2017

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said it is not in the interest of  Nigerians for the country to disintegrate.

He said the large and diverse nature of the country was the reason why other countries hold Nigeria in high esteem.

Osinbajo, who was on a two-day official visit to Cross River state, said this on Thursday during a courtesy call on the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V.

He insisted that the country was better together than apart.

“Cross River State is so much an intriguing part of Nigeria and every part needs the other. We are greater together than apart. When people speak of Nigeria, it is because of its diversity. Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united,” he said.

He said the country has been able to manage its diversity so far, pointing out that crisis of any kind was not a solution to the problems of the country.

He assured that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will continue to work hard for the interest and development of all sections of the country.

Osinbajo pledged the support of the federal government to the construction of the super highway by the state government, stressing that the initiative would enhance economic and social development of the state.

The Obong of Calabar, while appreciating the visit of the Acting President, pleaded that the traditional institution be given constitutional powers.

According to him, the traditional institution had been the foundation of government.

The Acting President had earlier performed the ground breaking ceremony of Ayade Industrial Park as well as unveiling the Calabar Rice Factory and the Garment Factory, which he described as laudable projects.